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1 September 2011

Business & Human Rights: Interview with Joanne Bauer

Author: IESE Business School (Spain)

Cátedra: Why are human rights so relevant for business? Joanne Bauer: “Human Rights are everybody’s business”, as the saying goes. But because they are so large and powerful, businesses in particular – be they operating in the developed world or...

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26 July 2011

Author of U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to Join Foley Hoag

Author: Foley Hoag LLP

Foley Hoag LLP will expand its Corporate Social Responsibility Practice with the addition of John G. Ruggie, the recent U.N. Secretary-General's Special Representative for Business and Human Rights and current Harvard professor, who will join the firm...

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26 July 2011

[PDF] International Conference on The “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework: Charting a Future or Taking the Wrong Turn for Business and Human Rights?

Author: co-organised by South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights Intl. Law (SAIFAC), Univ. of Johannesburg; School of Law of City University of Hong Kong

...[This] international conference in Johannesburg which will provide an opportunity for an in-depth critical analysis of the SRSG’s [Special Representative of the Secretary General] mandate, proposed framework and the GPs [Guiding Principles].....

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18 July 2011

[PDF] UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Business and Human Rights, John Ruggie: Post-Mandate Plans

Author: Professor John Ruggie, Harvard Kennedy School

On June 16, 2011 the United Nations Human Rights Council endorsed the Guiding Principles (GPs) for business and human rights developed by Professor John Ruggie...With attention now shifted to the implementation phase, Professor Ruggie will stay...

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11 July 2011

[PDF] Nomination, selection and appointment of the members of the UN Working Group on human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises: A checklist

Author: Amnesty Intl., Human Rights Watch, Intl. Commission of Jurists, Rights & Accountability in Development

In September 2011...the United Nations Human Rights Council...President is to appoint five independent human rights experts to serve as the newly established Working Group on...[business &] human rights...[We] urge governments, non-governmental...

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6 July 2011

NGOs dissatisfied? Fine with me…

Author: Christine Bader, former Advisor to UN Special Representative on business & human rights Ruggie, on CSRwire TalkBack

Last month, the U.N. Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles for business and human rights. Despite overwhelming support of the principles from many previously-opposed camps...a number of civil society groups expressed...

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6 July 2011

[PDF] Applications for vacancies of the special procedures mandate-holders

Author: UN High Commissioner on Human Rights

In order for the Consultative Group to implement this mandate, applications to the vacancies [including to UN Working Group on Business & Human Rights] should be submitted by 31 July 2011 (midnight, GMT)…

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6 July 2011
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Author: Conseil des droits de l'homme des Nations Unies ; pays initiateurs : Argentine, Autriche, Canada, Danemark, Guatemala, Inde, Nigéria, Norvège, Pérou, Russie, Suède, Turquie

Le Conseil des droits de l’homme...Accueille avec satisfaction les travaux et contributions du Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général chargé de la question des droits de l’homme et des sociétés transnationales et autres entreprises, et souscrit aux...

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1 July 2011

[PDF] Holding Businesses Accountable for Human Rights Violations: Recent Developments and Next Steps

Author: Connie de la Vega, Amol Mehra, Alexandra Wong, for Friedrich Ebert Stiftung

...[The] Guiding Principles [on Business and Human Rights were drafted] to assist governments and corporations in the implementation of the [UN "Protect, Respect and Remedy"] framework. While these principles contain positive elements, they fall short...

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30 June 2011

Human Rights: A Moral and Material Business Concern

Author: Marcy Murninghan, The Murninghan Post

Several sustainability milestones were reached in June, but the greatest of these was the UN Human Rights Council endorsement of the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights, which established human rights as both a moral and material...

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